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Peterle: Slovenia fully respected the Geneva Convention

Ljubljana, 8 July - Today, President of the Slovene Government, Lojze Peterle, replied to a letter, which was sent to him yesterday by Vice-President Aleksander Mitrović on behalf of the Yugoslav Government, in which Mitrović reproaches Slovenia referring to its prisoners-of war and its supposedly not following the regulations of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners-of-War and continues that they are being treated inhumanely and that it is not dispensing medical aid to the wounded and ill. President Peterle replies, that the Republic of Slovenia as an independent and sovereign state had immediately upon taking its first POWs fully respected the Geneva Convention. The treatment of the POWs is constantly being controlled by the organizations of the Slovenian and International Red Cross. Therefore, the reproaches of the Yugoslav Government are unfounded.

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